Texas lawmaker: Gun laws are not a solution to mass shootings, prayers are

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TYLER, Texas (CNN Newsource) — A Texas state lawmaker says stricter gun laws are not a solution to mass shootings, but he says prayer is.

Republican Matt Schaefer made a Facebook post hours after Saturday’s rampage in west Texas.

He said that what he called “the so-called gun control solutions” will not stop a person with evil intent.

Schaefer posted that he’s against universal background checks and other proposed gun control laws.

Instead, he said people should pray for gun violence victims and for protection.

“Do something!” is the statement we keep hearing. As an elected official with a vote in Austin, let me tell you what I…

Posted by Representative Matt Schaefer on Saturday, August 31, 2019

In another post, the state congressman said the root of the problem is in what he called “Godless, depraved hearts.”

Godless, depraved hearts. That IS the root of the problem. Every person needs a heart transformed by faith in God…

Posted by Representative Matt Schaefer on Saturday, August 31, 2019

Saturday’s shooting spree left seven people dead and 22-others wounded.

It happened less than a month after other mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.

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